The cell cycle is the life of a cell from the time it forms until the time it's cytoplasm is dividing to from 2 new cells that occurs in both multicellular and single celled organisms.
Interphase is the stage that the cell spends the majority of its life in. This is the time between divisions when the cell has the opportunity to grow and replicate DNA.
Prophase is the first stage of mitosis and the stage in which chromosomes begin to pack tightly together to prepare for the division of the nucleus.
Metaphase is the part of the cell cycle where the chromosomes in the cell line up inbetween the two spindle poles in further preparation for division.
During anaphase, the two sister chromatids begin to separate and move toward the spindle poles on opposite sides of the cell.
Telophase is the final stage of mitosis in which chromosomes arrive at the two opposite spindle poles where two new nuclei then form.
Telomeres are repetitive sequences in the coding of the nucleotide that prevent the chromosome from being damaged or attaching to another chromosome
Cancer can commonly be a result of overactive telomeres because when there are high amounts of telomerase teleomeres are constantly being repaired and replicating an unlimited amount of times.
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